The following guide explains how you can convert a video_ts folder to a single video file that can be played on the computer or burned to CD. Ghacks reader Joshua asked me about a solution for the issue, and so here it is.
A Video_TS file is usually created by DVD ripping tools like DVD Shrink or HD Decrypter. They can also be downloaded sometimes but more often than not, they are created when a video DVD is ripped to the computer.
The tutorial explains how you can convert the full movie, including subtitles and additional languages if required, to a single video file.
The only software program required is AutoGK (Auto Gordian Knot) which uses a handful of well known tools like Virtual Dub Mod or AviSynth and automates the usage of those. That's probably the greatest strength of the video software. It requires minimal input to convert the Video_TS folder to one video file.
Note: The application has not been updated since 2009. It should work fine still however.
AutoGK can do much more than convert the video_ts file but that's what this video tutorial is about. Installation of the software takes a while because it runs the installation of the additional tools used by it. Start AutoGK after the installation of all programs has finished.
The minimal steps that are required to convert the video_ts folder to a single video file are the following:
The result is an avi file that can be played in video players on the computer.
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